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Rainfall can indicate that mosquito-borne epidemics will occur weeks later
FINDINGSA new study demonstrates that outbreaks of mosquito-borne viruses Zika and Chikungunya generally occur about three weeks after heavy rainfall.Researchers also found that Chikungunya will predominate over Zika when both circulate at the same time, because Chikungunya has a shorter incubation period — just two days, versus 10 days for Zika. The latter finding explains why a late-2015 Zika epidemic in Rio de Janeiro ended while the number of Chikungunya cases increased in February 2016.BACKGROUNDViruses transmitted by insects can lead to serious health repercussions. Zika is linked to birth defects, and up to 1 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zika-related nerve damage caused by immune response to the virus
(Yale University) The immune system's response to the Zika virus, rather than the virus itself, may be responsible for nerve-related complications of infection, according to a Yale study. This insight could lead to new ways of treating patients with Zika-related complications, such as Guillain-Barr é syndrome, the researchers said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ducks' Patrick Eaves Has Suspected Guillain-Barr é Syndrome - What You Need To Know
Hockey player Patrick Eaves is ill with likely Guillain-Barr é. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

Anaheim Ducks' Patrick Eaves Believed To Have Guillain-Barr é Syndrome: What You Need To Know
Eaves, a 33-year-old right wing, developed weakness last week but is recovering. He is likely to be sidelined for the foreseeable future, but early diagnosis and treatment will help. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judy Stone, Contributor Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: CDC Updates Guidance for Infants with Virus
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Zika a risk factor for patients developing Guillain-Barre (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - October 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Posttraumatic Guillain-Barr é syndrome immediately following a traffic accident - Kim J, Choi HY, Lee YM, Kim JS.
We report a case of posttraumat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Zika Seems Not to Worsen Guillain-Barre Symptoms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term GBS disability similar with or without Zika (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ask Well: Is There Any Reason Not to Get a Flu Shot?
Unless you ’ ve had a severe allergic reaction, experts advise everyone older than 6 months to get a flu shot. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Influenza Vaccination and Immunization Fever Eggs Allergies Guillain-Barre Syndrome Source Type: news

Eculizumab Safe for Treatment of Guillain-Barre Eculizumab Safe for Treatment of Guillain-Barre
A phase 2 study indicates that the anti-C5 monoclonal eculizumab is safe, with some suggestion of efficacy in treating Guillain-Barre syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Treatment Dilemmas in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Treatment Dilemmas in Guillain-Barre Syndrome
This review summarizes current evidence for treatment regimens for Guillain-Barre syndrome in specific challenging clinical situations.Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults
35 infected people were hospitalized with such conditions in Brazil during last year's outbreak Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zika Virus Tied to Neurological Woes in Adults
MONDAY, Aug. 14, 2017 -- Adults infected with the Zika virus can develop a number of serious neurological conditions, a new study finds. Until now, the most troubling Zika-related illness in adults has been Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Introduction to Zika Virus Disease
World Health Organization. 06/2017 This course aims to provide knowledge about communicating effectively about Zika virus disease. The four modules cover Zika virus and related complications; prevention of Zika virus transmission and management of related complications, such as microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome; risk communication and community engagement activities and strategies for Zika response; and best practices to improve sexual and reproductive health in the context of Zika. (Video or Multimedia) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika Virus Transmission -- Region of the Americas Zika Virus Transmission -- Region of the Americas
This report provides current data on status and rates of Zika virus disease in the Americas, as well as parallel trends in Guillain-Barre syndrome.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change
Dry drains will reduce the numbers of mosquitoes breeding, but now the Aedes aegypti mosquito is going underground to breed underground in available water and flying to feed. Credit: Zadie Neufville/IPSBy Zadie NeufvilleKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 18 2017 (IPS)There were surprised gasps when University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor John Agard told journalists at an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) meeting in late November 2016 that mosquitoes were not only living longer, but were “breeding in septic tanks underground”.For many, it explained why months of fogging at the height of Zika and Chikung...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Zadie Neufville Tags: Caribbean Climate Wire Climate Change Featured Headlines Health Latin America & the Caribbean Projects Water & Sanitation Chagas Disease Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) mosquitoes Zika Virus Source Type: news

This Week in Zika: Big Phase II Vaccine Trial Begins
(MedPage Today) -- Also, links to Guillain-Barr é syndrome strengthen (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus Country Classification Scheme: Interim Guidance
World Health Organization. 03/10/2017 This five-page guidance can be used to categorize the presence of autochthonous vector-borne Zika virus transmission, not travel-associated cases, and to adapt public health recommendations as appropriate. The proposed definitions in this interim guidance refine and replace those presented in the World Health Organization interim guidance on surveillance for Zika virus infection, microcephaly, and Guillain-Barr é syndrome. For the purposes of classification, four categories of Zika virus transmission are defined and described in detail. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guid...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Yale study warns of vaccine dangers, links immunizations to brain disorders
(Natural News) We’ve all heard about vaccines causing a number of ill effects on the neurological system: Guillain-Barre syndrome, autism, ADHD and other issues. But, could vaccines be having other adverse effects on the brain that aren’t so easily traced? It certainly seems that may be the case. A recent pilot study from Pennsylvania State... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exhaustive RAND Corporation review of vaccine side effects finds strong evidence that vaccines cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome, myalgia, seizures, meningitis, encephalitis and more
(Natural News) A little-known vaccine safety review published by RAND Corporation in 2014 and labeled a “RAND External Publication” reveals that vaccines are almost certainly causing serious, permanent damage in some children. Titled Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States, the analysis was published in Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 215 (Prepared... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential Use of the Polio Surveillance System for the Detection of Zika Virus Outbreaks
World Health Organization. 01/23/2017 This Web page provides information about how the World Health Organization is exploring using the existing infrastructure for surveillance of polio to detect people with Zika and related neurological complications in a cost-effective way. It discusses topics that include the link between Zika and polio, how the polio surveillance system could help detect Zika virus outbreaks, and if the polio surveillance system could help estimate Guillain-Barr é syndrome trends. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika situation report
(Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - January 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: guillain-barr é syndrome [subject], microcephaly [subject], microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject], Press release [doctype] Source Type: news

Zika-Epidemiological Update: 12 January 2017
World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization. 01/12/2017 This three-page report provides a summary of the latest information about the Zika virus outbreak, as of January 12, 2017. It provides a map of countries and territories in the Americas with confirmed autochthonous (vector-borne) Zika virus cases, 2015-2017; and discusses the incidence of congenital syndrome associated with Zika virus infection, Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS), and other neurological disorders. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Albumin May Predict Prognosis in Guillain-Barre Syndrome Albumin May Predict Prognosis in Guillain-Barre Syndrome
Low serum levels of albumin after immunoglobulin treatment strongly relate to worse clinical outcome in GBS, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Zika situation report
(Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - January 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: guillain-barr é syndrome [subject], microcephaly [subject], microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject] Source Type: news

5 Ways The Zika Virus Is Here To Stay
Zika virus’ status as a global health threat may officially be over, but the disease’s impact is far from contained.  The World Health Organization decided in November to end its designation of Zika virus as a public health emergency, but that doesn’t mean that Zika virus has disappeared, explained Dr. Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, a clinical neurologist with an expertise in infectious disorders at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Alongside pressing concerns about how to prevent a resurgence of the disease, health care systems in Brazil and other countries that saw births of babies infected with the disease in ute...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Ways The Zika Virus Is Here To Stay
Zika virus’ status as a global health threat may officially be over, but the disease’s impact is far from contained.  The World Health Organization decided in November to end its designation of Zika virus as a public health emergency, but that doesn’t mean that Zika virus has disappeared, explained Dr. Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, a clinical neurologist with an expertise in infectious disorders at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Alongside pressing concerns about how to prevent a resurgence of the disease, health care systems in Brazil and other countries that saw births of babies infected with the disease in ute...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How we know Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and birth defects
A structured analysis of the evidence confirms that infection with mosquito-borne Zika virus is a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), in addition to microcephaly and other congenital brain abnormalities, according to a systematic review. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How we know Zika virus causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome and birth defects
(PLOS) A structured analysis of the evidence confirms that infection with mosquito-borne Zika virus is a cause of the neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), in addition to microcephaly and other congenital brain abnormalities, according to a systematic review published in PLOS Medicine by Nicola Low of the University of Bern, Switzerland, and colleagues in the World Health Organization (WHO) Zika Causality Working Group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 3, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zika situation report
(Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - December 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: guillain-barr é syndrome [subject], microcephaly [subject], microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject] Source Type: news

Situation Report: Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Guillain-Barr é Syndrome; 22 December 2016
World Health Organization. 12/22/2016 This six-page report provides a summary of the latest information about the Zika virus outbreak, as of December 21, 2016. It provides a map and list of countries and territories showing new detection of and reporting of mosquito-borne Zika virus, 2013-2016; key updates on the outbreak; and analysis. Tables detail countries and territories that have reported microcephaly and/or central nervous system malformation cases, and Guillain-Barr é syndrome potentially associated with Zika virus infection. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 24, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zika situation report
, 15 December 2016: Zika virus, Microcephaly, and Guillain-Barr é syndrome. (Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - December 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject] Source Type: news

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS
A research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research not only demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium, known as Campylobacter jejuni, triggers GBS, but offers new information for a cure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. The federally funded research not only demonstrates how this food-borne bacterium, known as Campylobacter jejuni, triggers GBS, but offers new information for a cure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New evidence shows how bacterium in undercooked chicken causes GBS
(Michigan State University) A Michigan State University research team is the first to show how a common bacterium found in improperly cooked chicken causes Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 9, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Zika situation report
, 8 December 2016: Zika virus, Microcephaly, and Guillain-Barr é syndrome. (Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - December 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject] Source Type: news

National Influenza Vaccination Week
What is the best way to reduce the risk of the flu? That’s right, getting the flu vaccine is the easiest and best way to prevent the flu and its complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu shot. Some people are at greater risk of flu related complications than others. This includes children younger than age 5 and adults 65 and older. Those who have certain medical conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, and blood disorders. Go to the CDC to see the full list of ages and health issues of those who are at increas...
Source: Dragonfly - December 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Public Health Source Type: news

Zika situation report
, 1 December 2016: Zika virus, Microcephaly, and Guillain-Barr é syndrome. (Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - November 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject] Source Type: news

Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders Linked to Postsurgery GBS Cancer, Autoimmune Disorders Linked to Postsurgery GBS
Malignancies and pre-existing autoimmune disorders were predictors of developing Guillain-Barr é syndrome after a surgery or procedure in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 30, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Surgery may raise risk of Guillain-Barr é syndrome
New study examines the link between having surgery and developing Guillain-Barr é syndrome. Other autoimmune disorders and cancer may increase the risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Zika situation report
, 24 November 2016: Zika virus, Microcephaly, and Guillain-Barr é syndrome. (Source: WHO news on Zika virus)
Source: WHO news on Zika virus - November 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: microcephaly [subject], zika [subject], zika [subject] Source Type: news

Can surgery trigger rare Guillain-Barre syndrome?
Maureen Salamon, HealthDay News Patients who undergo surgery -- especially those with cancer or autoimmune diseases -- have slightly higher risks of a rare muscle disorder, research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Link between surgery and Guillain-Barr é syndrome discovered
Having surgery may be linked to developing Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) for people with cancer or autoimmune disorders, new research suggests. The study showed that 15 percent of those who developed the syndrome had a surgical procedure within two months prior to developing the disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Impact Of Zika On Asian Countries May Be Graver Than We Thought
CHICAGO/BANGKOK (Reuters) ― Zika’s rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on thousands of babies ― an effect never seen in a mosquito-borne virus. It also presented a mystery: why had a virus that had been little more than a footnote in the annals of infectious diseases taken such a devastating turn in the Americas? How had Africa and Asia, where Zika had quietly circulated for decades, escaped with no reports of major outbreaks or serious complications? Scientists initially theorized that Zika’s long tenure in Africa and Asia may have con...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study finds link between surgery and Guillain-Barr é syndrome
(American Academy of Neurology) A new study suggests that having surgery may be linked to developing Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) for people with cancer or autoimmune disorders. The study, published in the Nov. 23, 2016, online issue of Neurology ® Clinical Practice, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, showed that 15 percent of those who developed the syndrome had a surgical procedure within two months prior to developing the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can Surgery Trigger Rare Muscle Disorder?
Still, the likelihood of developing postoperative Guillain-Barre syndrome remains slight, researchers say (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - November 23, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CDC Removes Zika Travel Warning From Northern Part Of Miami Beach
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) ― Florida officials removed part of Miami Beach from an active Zika transmission zone on Tuesday, saying more than 45 days had passed since the last local case of the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect. Popular areas in the southern part of the seaside tourist destination, however, remain in a designated zone of active Zika transmission. The area of active transmission in Miami Beach is now about 1.5 square miles (2.4 km). The newly cleared area covers about three square miles, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement. State officials believe Z...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Removes Zika Travel Warning From Northern Part Of Miami Beach
TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) ― Florida officials removed part of Miami Beach from an active Zika transmission zone on Tuesday, saying more than 45 days had passed since the last local case of the mosquito-borne virus that has been linked to microcephaly, a rare birth defect. Popular areas in the southern part of the seaside tourist destination, however, remain in a designated zone of active Zika transmission. The area of active transmission in Miami Beach is now about 1.5 square miles (2.4 km). The newly cleared area covers about three square miles, Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement. State officials believe Z...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news